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      Abbreviated rules   07/28/2017

      Underdawg did an excellent job of explaining the rules.  Here's the simplified version: Don't insinuate Pedo.  Warning and or timeout for a first offense.  PermaFlick for any subsequent offenses Don't out members.  See above for penalties.  Caveat:  if you have ever used your own real name or personal information here on the forums since, like, ever - it doesn't count and you are fair game. If you see spam posts, report it to the mods.  We do not hang out in every thread 24/7 If you see any of the above, report it to the mods by hitting the Report button in the offending post.   We do not take action for foul language, off-subject content, or abusive behavior unless it escalates to persistent stalking.  There may be times that we might warn someone or flick someone for something particularly egregious.  There is no standard, we will know it when we see it.  If you continually report things that do not fall into rules #1 or 2 above, you may very well get a timeout yourself for annoying the Mods with repeated whining.  Use your best judgement. Warnings, timeouts, suspensions and flicks are arbitrary and capricious.  Deal with it.  Welcome to anarchy.   If you are a newbie, there are unwritten rules to adhere to.  They will be explained to you soon enough.  


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  1. Every year I pay my yacht club fees with the intention of joining the localTuesday afternoon stern chaser races. Every Tuesday I'm coming back from a great days sailing, usually relaxed and often tired. I'll occasionally head towards the start line , but more often then not I might get distracted by dolphins playing around my boat, or the weather might look a bit better in the other direction. A few times the stars have almost aligned enough for me to tag along with the fleet, but to be honest I quickly get bored with creeping up on similar boats or getting passed by bigger boats. Sure, it's fun to fine tune trim / play tactician for a while....but I honestly can't get excited about swapping tacks for more than an hour. The races I do get interested in are passage races - a chance to cruise competitively in company, ideally somewhere a bit out of my comfort zone, and ideally somewhere with tactical challenges. A decent overnight race, or an island circumnavigation with tight channels and challenging currents. We make a point of having great food and coffee aboard , and winning is only acceptable if it doesn't get in the way of the fun. My crew did get a little frustrated once when I refused to get the kite up until the coffee had finished brewing, but they settled down as I handed out the espressos and we still won by a significant margin so it really didn't matter? So rather than " why don't people race" , perhaps start asking what the racers are missing out on? Flexibility, indulgence, variety, or just the chance to forget about what everyone else wants and learn something from the dolphins. Unfortunately, none of that is going to raise numbers at a club - I'm even less likely to turn up to an organised cruise. Perhaps having a cruise to a lunch stop then a choice to join an informal race back to the club fir dinner? Winner is the last one back because they got the most sail time in?
  2. I'd owned a boat for a few months but couldn't seem to fit a sailing course into my work schedule. Doing an overnight yacht race with crew who had sailed occasionally seemed like a good learning opportunity.
  3. So the $50 M question - who hired the submarine ?
  4. Ian, can you stop wasting time arguing with these guys and go build some boats?